Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Vidya Games: Dead Rising 2

It's been a long time since I last posted and I will tell you why. For the past week or so I have been playing the leaked copy of Dead Rising 2. Now I know piracy is bad for companies and all, but these days it seems game companies are releasing complete shit. So before I waste $60 or so on a game I like to try it out. Today is DR2's official release date for North America but thanks to the internet I was able to play it about a week prior to today.

This game has surpassed all of my expectations from the beginning. In fact it has renewed my interest in the tired and over saturated zombie survival genre in video games. You can combine almost anything in game to make a weapon and you can even use stuff like trashcans and even park benches from the environment as a weapon if you are in a rough spot.

It's also a surprisingly challenging game. The psychopath battles are pretty brutal, while later in the game the zombies become an insane menace to deal with. While the story is not incredibly deep or amazing the timed objective and rescue missions add a refreshing touch to the game play while giving a sense of urgency to the player for completing them on time.

As with DR1 you can level up your character by earning points by killing zombies, completing missions and such. Unlike DR1 however, you can combine certain objects in game to make some amazing and hilarious weapons. The "Power Guitar" for instance is an electric guitar combined with an amplifier, when you use it the character begins riffing on it causing nearby zombie's heads to explode. Also, the unlockable items and multiple endings add a lot to the replay value of the game.

Pictured: Pure Awesome
I will be buying this game so I can play co-op mode, and I feel Capcom deserves my money for this amazing game. Right now Steam has it for $39.99 USD, which in my opinion is a steal. This game is worth much more compared to the complete shit on the market right now. So, if you like a zombie survival game that's challenging and fun I really recommend purchasing this game!